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Universal to Shop Cinedigm’s DVDs, Blu-Rays

Cinedigm has a library of more than 5,000 titles

Universal Home Entertainment will now sell DVDs and Blu-rays of award-winning films such as “The Invisible War,” “Gasland” and “Waste Land” per a new multi-year agreement with independent studio Cinedigm, the two companies announced on Monday.

Cinedigm boasts a library of more than 5,000 titles thanks to its 2012 acquisition of New Video, which was a massive aggregator of movies and TV shows. Cinedigm also distributes new original work, and its upcoming slate of releases includes Jared Moshe’s “Dead Man’s Burden” and Dante Ariola’s “Arthur Newman.”

Cinedigm will continue to oversee the marketing for those films in the home entertainment window, as well as the sales of digital copies. Universal will handle the distribution of Cinedigm’s DVD and Blu-ray library across North America.

“Having worked with Craig Kornblau at both Disney and Universal, I’m thrilled to be working with him and the entire Universal Studios Home Entertainment team again,” Chris McGurk, Chairman of the Board and CEO of Cinedigm, said in a statement. “With Universal by our side, we look forward to rapidly expanding our home entertainment business and are certain that more opportunities to work together will develop as this partnership evolves.”

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